Metal roofing has become an increasingly popular option for homeowners looking to replace an existing roof. If you are considering making this move, you probably have lots of questions about whether metal roofing is the right choice, right? This article aims to answer many of your questions so that you can make an informed decision.
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This apartment is a New York loft which interior design was done by Ingrid Matheu in strict, even “office” style. Even though the black and white colors choice usually doesn’t associate with comfy home, this loft definitely is comfy. It’s bright, elegant and has contemporary and avant-garde decorations all around. Every space in the loft looks like a continuation of previous one. There are five main areas which are the most important for every day life: kitchen and dining space, home office, bath and dress room. Mostly that areas divided only by furniture because of the apartment openness. Only master and guest bedrooms are separated by walls in order to save some privacy. The loft’s interior showed that even though the furniture from different areas should look nice with each other it still could be practical and done in different styles. Ingrid Matheu managed to make modern and industrial loft really comfy and beautiful.
A Homeless Assistance Center by Overland Partners Architects, located in downtown Dallas, has received two prestigious national awards for its design: the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2009 AIA National Housing Award and the AIA/Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Award. San Antonio-based Overland Partners Architects, in conjunction with Dallas-based CamargoCopeland Architects, provided architectural services for the center, named The Bridge.
Given to only 17 projects nationwide in 2009, the AIA’s Housing Awards Program recognizes the nation’s best in housing design and promotes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource. The AIA/HUD Secretary Award recognizes only a select few projects from across the country each year in three categories: community-informed design, creating community connection and excellence in affordable housing design. This year, The Bridge was the only project honoured in the community-informed design category, which is given to projects in which community members, public officials, residents and architects collaborate. Overall, only four projects were honoured in all categories.
If you’re looking for an exceptionally elegant home dining and entertaining experience, this PING-PONG table designed by Hunn Wai combines smooth, heavy planes with the Rococo ordainments of 18th century neo-classical furniture. Both a stylish dining table and an officially-sized ping-pong table, the long, rectangular blossom-filled vase that divides the center can serve as either a charming table floral arrangement or the net for an especially grandiose game of table tennis. When the dining centerpiece of your home is ordained with gold-lacquered Rococo ornamentation and ping-pong iconography, you should insist on more parties in formal wear. In fact, only visitors in formal wear should ever be allowed to eat or play at your table. Really, it’s an issue of design-consistency. [ Via ]
If you are looking for a cool design for your kitchen you might want to see a kitchen that just won an award, the “Good Design Award“, the prestigious award of the Design Athenaeum of Chicago. The design has been awarded to Snaidero for Kube, the latest innovative kitchen by Offredi Design, presented by the company at Eurocucina 2008. The Kube kitchen by Snaidero is a product, that combines innovation, top quality design, simplicity, functionality and strikingly contrasting shapes and materials. Each kitchen from Snaidero is the outcome of in-depth research, which includes socio-cultural trends, product ergonomics and functionality, as well as specific research into new applications for human well being in the kitchen.